NJPPN provides accurate and unbiased information to enable citizens to better comprehend and act on pressing concerns and exciting opportunities confronting our state and nation. The top three areas of focus include:
- Climate change policies, adaptation and mitigation at the national, state and local levels
- A clear and defined energy policy that will enhance the environmental and economic position of NJ while at the same time targeting, promoting and supporting a move towards renewable energy technologies and resources. This includes supporting programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
- Identifying and informing members and the public about the facts on the continued reliance on fossil fuels, hydraulic fracturing and the threats to citizens from infrastructure and by-products associated with this type of extreme energy extraction.
NJPPN also provides ongoing, fact-based information to the public and policy makers on global, national, state and local issues that impact the protection of public health and safety, conservation of natural resources, sustainability and environmental stewardship.
The Agenda 21 Controversy and Your Town: A Fact-Based Toolkit for Town Leaders and Concerned Citizens
Click here for toolkit: Agenda 21 Toolkit
Please share this information with your town council, green team, environmental commission and planning board.
Ethics & Climate: The Agenda 21 Disinformation Campaign -- Part 1 and 2
November 18, 2014: Senate Rejects the Keystone Pipeline, NYTimes
The Senate bill that would have allowed construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to begin was defeated 51 to 49 on Tuesday evening. While the Senate is expected to revive the bill in 2015, it is also likely that President Obama will veto it, and the Keystone Pipeline controversy will continue.
Please note: New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez voted against the Pipeline.
Here is a link to the U.S. Senate Roll Call on the Keystone Vote. Note: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=2&vote=00280
Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy, by Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D
This practical, easy-to-understand book sets a path to successfully building a culture for sustainability in today's global marketplace, providing "best practice" case studies from industries and sectors including manufacturing, business-to-business, hospitality, consumer products, telecommunications, and professional services.
President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule, The New York Times, May 28, 2014
TED Talk: Climate Change is Simple, David Roberts, June 2012
Want to Know What Global Warming Looks Like?, Associated Press, July 2012
A Greener Way to Calculate GDP, Bloomberg Businessweek, Alex Morales, June 2012
Heat Wave Raises Warning Signs for Climate Change Scientists
RGGICurrent and Potential Benefits of RGGI, June 2012
Environmental Group Files Suit Over Christie's RGGI Pullout, NJBiz, June 2012
Emissions Fell Under Cap and Trade Program, Report Says, The New York Times, June 2012
Video: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Climate Mama and the Balancing Act on Lifetime TV
Keep New Jersey In RGGI: A Triumph in Bi-Partisian Collaboration for Ten States
Why New Jersey Should Remain in RGGI
An Empty Seat at the Table: NJ Misses March Pollution Auction, Leaving $10 Million on the Table
Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
RGGI Revenue Increases NJ Economic Growth by $159 Million
RGGI Reform Principles
Save RGGI Petition: Open Letter to Governor Christie
Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The RGGI Bill: Returning to Where We Started, and Building on That: Part One & Part Two
World Renowned NASA Scientist Demystifies Climate Change at NJPPN Lecture